July Indie Music Calendar: New York

Summer is here and Billabout is stoked because there is nothing we love more than outdoor concerts.  No need to waste your time sitting in traffic to get out to a crowded beach–there is quite the line up in New York to make this July your best yet…

Here are our picks of the bunch:

Saturday July 3rd
The Home Video show at Brooklyn Bowl sounds like a danced-up version of Radiohead and should not be missed.

Sunday July 10th
Pow Wow! free show at the South Street Seaport will see the Brooklyn duo pay homage to 80s New Wave. Respect.

Monday July 11th
Washed Out, one of the true darlings of the musical blogosphere, brings his lo-fi synth pop to Bowery Ballroom. This is the perfect soundtrack for middle-of-summer daydreaming.

Tuesday July 12th
Animal Collective at the Prospect Park Bandshell to enjoy their glitch-y, dance-y glory at one of our favourite outdoor venues – these guys make magic on stage and have a fresh take on electronica.

Wednesday July 20th
EMA hits Mercury Lounge with the former lead singer of The Gowns making sexy, breathy music that we can’t seem to get enough of.

Saturday July 30th
The Craft Spells show at Mercury Lounge sees haunting vocals paired with upbeat synth that reminds us of New Order.  We have a feeling this will be one of the last times he plays a venue this small…

7/3   Brooklyn Bowl Home Video
7/3 Music Hall of Williamsburg Panda Bear and Ducktails
7/6  Williamsburg Waterfront  Kid Cudi
7/7  The Rock Shop Project Jenny / Project Jan
7/8  South Street Seaport The Wake and Weekend
7/11 Bowery Ballroom Washed Out
7/12 Prospect Park Bandshell Animal Collective
7/20 Mercury Lounge EMA
7/30 Mercury Lounge Craft Spells

** For sold out concerts you can always check www.craigslist.com as there’s always people trying to get rid of tickets at the last minute.

By Colleen Newland

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